With that in mind, on a gorgeous sunny winters day, I needed to find a walk giving amazing views, no scrambles to speak of, and which would keep me pretty much below the snowline.
Our route took us up an icy Easedale, beside the spectacular falls, to the tarn. We stopped for a quick play with the ball before heading up steeply to Castle Crag. This time the weather was perfect, with Crincle Crags and Bowfell glistening in the snow.
We then enjoyed an excellent walk along the wide ridge to Silver show, with stunning views over a fogbound Windermere.
The path down to Grasmere was a delight, with great views over Rydal before finally returning to the car.
I have to say this was as far away from the horrendous walk of 25 years ago as it could be. A perfect day.